Take a look at the most stylish and inviting pools inside luxury private residences across the region, from Malaysia to Hong Kong

Private pools are a coveted feature in any home, especially in many cities across Asia, where property prices come at a premium and land is considerably scarce compared to many countries outside the continent. Here, we look back at some of the notable homes we have featured with stunning swimming pool designs: some take a page out of those seen in tropical resorts, while others pay homage to the design aesthetic in the home’s interiors.

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1. In A Geometrical House In Hong Kong

This organic freeform swimming pool is located in the 3,500 sq ft private garden of a family home in Fo Tan, Hong Kong. It is the work of Ada Leung of Adapa Architects, who carried out major changes to the home.

Geometric shapes and lines are an important theme in the design of the house—the garden itself has an irregular shape, in fact—and the philosophy is also reflected in the shape of the pool. It comes complete with a floating seating area. Next to the pool, find outdoor furniture from Belgian design house Tribù.

Read more: Home Tour: Crafting A Unique House With Geometrical Shapes In Fo Tan, Hong Kong

2. In A Sprawling Manila Residence

In the Manila home of Philip and Small Laude, the swimming pool is positioned by an inviting alfresco lounge area.

Small Laude, the lady of the house, was inspired by the modern architecture of Los Angeles. She enlisted Ed Calma, one of the most sought-after architects in the Philippines, to construct the home. Throughout the residence, clean lines, glass panels, slate greys, and deep blacks dominate the space. 

Read more: Home Tour: Inside The Laude Family’s Resort-Like Home

3. In A Tropical Oasis In Kuala Lumpur

In this tropical oasis home in leafy Taman Seputeh, Kuala Lumpur, one of the homeowners’ requests was for a resort-style residence where the outdoors merged almost seamlessly with the indoors. The home is a corner house, meaning sufficient land for a lap pool and a semi-outdoor pavilion. 

“[The homeowners] are avid travellers and love entertaining so the interaction of the pool pavilion … plus dining spaces serve their purpose well,” enthuses Seng Kheong Leong, one-half of the husband-and-wife duo behind ELD Sdn Bhd along with Eelin Loo.

Read more: Home Tour: A Terrace House In Suburban Seputeh Transformed Into A Tropical Oasis

4. Where Southeast Asia Meets Provençe And California

Inspired by the rustic beauty of Provençal-style homes and the effortless elegance of Southern California, this bungalow in Singapore has been designed to be at one with its tropical context. The brainchild of multi-disciplinary design company Ong and Ong, the silhouette of the saltwater swimming pool echoes the natural forms of the surrounding greenery, while its turquoise granite tiles are reminiscent of the Mediterranean Sea.

Read more: Home Tour: A House That Pairs Californian Cool With A Rustic Beauty

5. In A Multigenerational Singapore Home

Inspired by the pentagonal shape of a ski lodge, this striking house is one of three interconnected homes built on the same compound. The families looked to architecture firm RT+Q to design an ideal environment for harmonious multigenerational living. The brief was to construct three abodes, distinct from one another, that would be interconnected through communal spaces—such as a pool. 

Read more: Home Tour: This Scandi-Chic Singapore Home Is A Tropical Sanctuary



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